October 23, 2017, SCHENECTADY, NY – The Galesi Group today announced that The Shaker & Vine, a unique self-serve wine bar, will lease space at the River House, a retail/apartment complex located on the waterfront at Mohawk Harbor, Schenectady’s $480 million riverside development.

David Buicko, President and CEO of the Galesi Group said, “We are excited to welcome The Shaker & Vine to Mohawk Harbor.  They will be located right on the waterfront with an extensive patio area.”

Anthony Graziano, The Shaker & Vine owner said, “We are so excited to be a part of this great project and the development of downtown Schenectady. When we first saw the site, we knew that we wanted to create something just as unique as the River House and Mohawk Harbor. Bringing a one-of-a-kind self-serve wine bar and a place featuring premium craft cocktails does just that.”

A lot of things will make the Shaker & Vine special, but the interactive wine dispensers will truly stand out. The self-serve wine preservation machines let customers sample a selection of over 60 wines, each dispensed with the push of a button. This fun, self-serve option lets the customer select a sip, a taste, or a full pour. It’s an innovative way to sample a variety of wines to find what you like best before committing to a full glass. Whether a beginner or a connoisseur, everyone will have the opportunity for a new wine experience. The Shaker & Vine will also offer a full service kitchen and bar with premium handcrafted cocktails, and a menu of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, charcuterie boards, and chocolate and cheese fondue.

Mr. Graziano has been involved with the wine, beer, and spirits industry for many years, and owns Chilled magazine, an industry publication for bartenders.

The Shaker & Vine is scheduled to open early 2018. For more information visit their Facebook Page

About the Galesi Group –  Headquartered in Schenectady, NY, the Galesi Group has established itself as one of  the largest Commercial Real Estate Development firms in New York State. Since 1969, the Galesi Group has committed to the growth and development of Upstate New York. During this course, Galesi has tackled complex commercial office projects both locally and on a national level with its current real estate holdings totaling eleven million square feet of industrial, office, medical, and residential space. In addition to Galesi’s diverse real estate portfolio, the Galesi Group of companies is active in third party logistics and oil and gas. For more information, see

About Mohawk Harbor – Mohawk Harbor is a 60-acre master planned community that integrates luxury living, high-tech offices, hotels, restaurants, and retail along one mile of the Mohawk River. When complete, Mohawk Harbor will consist of over 1.4 million square feet, including 206 apartments, 50 condominiums, 24 townhouses, 2 hotels, 100,000 square feet of harbor side retail/dining, 70,000 square feet of Class A Office space, and one of New York State’s first licensed casinos, Rivers Casino & Resort. This pedestrian friendly waterfront development will create public access to the water for boating and recreation and offer community areas with outdoor seating, landscaped green space, and a direct link to the Mohawk Hudson Hike-Bike Trail.